Carolyn Dailey, “Panorama Point,” oil

Gallery Moab in Utah is pleased to be featuring works by this talented artist during the month of December. Celebrating the beauty of the winter landscape en plein air, these great paintings will warm your heart despite their cold subjects.

Gallery Moab in Moab, Utah, is currently presenting the winter landscapes by December featured artist Carolyn Dailey. Titled “Winter Wonderland,” the exhibition includes works dating back to 2010, when the artist moved back to the area. Dailey has been painting the surrounding red rock canyon country since the late 1980s. Her plein air landscapes are known for capturing the natural light and beauty of Moab’s favorite places. A dedicated plein air painter for over 30 years, Dailey paints in oils and has studied with some of the top landscape painters. Her work is shown both locally and regionally where she often wins awards. Two of her paintings are part of the Grand County Public Library’s permanent collection.

Dailey first moved to Moab in 1987; it was there that she became a full-time artist and learned to paint outdoors on location. She spent five years there, and remembers working outside during those winters because her hands would get so cold that she had to use a Thermos to warm them before she could clean up her paints and brushes.

One day, she asked herself what she was doing and why she didn’t go someplace warmer for the winter. So she went to Guatemala, which led to her living there 16 years. She still maintains a residence in Panajachel and visits there twice a year. And when she paints outdoors in the winter now, she sits inside her old painting van to stay warm.

To learn more, visit Gallery Moab.

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